MIKE PARR THE TILTED STAGE

The Tilted Stage, an exhibition by internationally renowned performance artist Mike Parr, opens at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery today.

TMAG has collaborated with Detached Cultural Foundation to bring the exhibition to Tasmania.

The exhibition extends across two venues—all four floors of the 1824 built Bond Store and Detached’s new artspace in Campbell Street.

On the top floor of the Bond Store Parr will begin a 'for as long as possible' performance of the never before seen Cartesian Corpse at 10am today.

In the performance Parr will use a tilted stage to present the audience with a feeling of a disembodied head.

Anthony Bond OAM, Assistant Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, curated the exhibition and he and Parr have bought together all the elements of the artist’s work.

"We have included all major forms Parr has experimented with; performance is at the core, but sculpture, drawing, print making, film, photography and text all grow out of performance or feed back onto it," Mr Bond OAM said.

Director of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Bill Bleathman said the exhibition proved Tasmanian can attract nationally significant shows and it also opens up a hidden treasure on the TMAG site.

"It’s good to see an artist of Mike Parr’s calibre and curator of such esteem, Anthony Bond OAM, involved in an exhibition in Tasmania," Mr Bleathman said.

"This exhibition will also have a positive impact on Tasmania’s tourism industry with indications that many people will be flying in from interstate and overseas primarily to see the exhibition."

"This is the first time, in over 170 years, that all four floors of the Bond Store have been open to the public like this," he said.

TMAG and Detached Artspace will remain open 24 hours a day for the duration of the performance.